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Monday, July 21, 2008
International Fiction by Muslim Authors
Why is Islamic Fiction Different from Other Fiction Written by Muslims?
All of this does not mean that there is no value in "cultural" fiction written by Muslims. It is just important to understand the difference and read with a discerning eye. Generally, if you are looking for religiously oriented work, then you should browse the websites of Muslim publishers or mega-retailers like IslamicBookstore.com, which, by the way, recently added a section for Fiction with Muslim Themes to its website. I also noticed there is a section for Muslim Fiction at Online-Islamic-Store.com.
P.S. I just came across this excellent analysis of Muslim fiction written by Umm Zaid. You'll definitely want to read her article if this is an issue that interests you.